Students demonstrate design skills at end-of-year showcase

Pellissippi State Community College graphic design students will demonstrate their design skills at the annual Communication Graphics Technology Showcase 4-8 p.m. April 20.

The event is free and the community is invited. The showcase will be held in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

The theme of this year’s showcase is “The Future of Design.”

The showcase will give 24 students the opportunity to present their portfolios for viewing and evaluation by invited area design professionals. Each student has his or her own table display, business cards and resumes available to industry professionals. The event is like a graduation, celebration and potential job interview all rolled into one.

Participating students are Mark Allison, Adam Atchley, Jaima Baskin, Justin Blizard, Lucy Branam, Alex Bright, Paul Bush, Jessica Cole, Jordan Graham, Austin Hall, Kevin Harris, Kisha Jackson, Nicholas Jackson, Dane Jensen, Taylor Lawrence, Ayla LeCoultre, Ryan Oglesby, Sam Spann, Megan Stephenson, Brennon Toledo, Alexandria Walker, Chelsea Walker, Liz Wilson and Nick Wright.

The CGT Showcase is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances, cultural celebrations, lectures and fine arts exhibits. Learn more about the CGT Showcase at www.pstcc.edu/cgt_showcase.

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Theatre students premier original plays at Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State Community College theatre students will premiere their own original, one-act plays April 14-15 and 21-23.

The collection of plays, entitled “One’s Night,” will be held in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 14-15 and 21-22 and 2 p.m., April 23.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, available at the door or online at www.pstcc.edu/tickets.

“We hope the community enjoys this special evening of never-before-seen and original short plays written, directed by and starring Pellissippi State theatre students,” said Pellissippi State professor and theatre program director Charles R. Miller. “Each of these one-act plays is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication — and is an incredible display of the talents and creativity of our students.”

The evening will include the original one-act plays “The Stubborn Artichoke and the Pompous Potato,” written by Olivia Webb; “Lauren Spencer is Ready to Die,” by Cypress Wade; “Serve and Protect,” by DeSean Blevins; “Alexandra,” by Jeremy Law and “Dominant Women,” by Olivia Webb.

“One’s Night” is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances, cultural celebrations, lectures and fine arts exhibits. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400.

To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Community invited to Health & Wellness Fair at Pellissippi State

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The community is invited to a Health and Wellness Fair at Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount County Campus Wednesday, April 12.

The free event will feature health exhibitors providing demonstrations, free materials and free health checks from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway. A Medic blood drive will be held on campus from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. that same day.

Exhibitors including AccuQuest Hearing, Alcoa Chiropractic Center, Blount County Eye Center, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Blue Ridge Family Dentistry, Gold’s Gym, Healthy Living Essential Oils, Healthy Mind Counseling Services, Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Profile by Sanford Weight Loss Center, Smart Trips, Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic, Tennessee Vein Center and UT Medical Center.

Pellissippi State Nursing students will offer free blood pressure and glucose screenings. 
 
The Health and Wellness Fair is organized with the help of Alcoa Chiropractic Center. 
 

For more information about this event, contact the Blount County Campus at 865-981-5300. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State hosts 10th annual Festival of Cultures

Pellissippi State Community College’s popular Festival of Cultures celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and the community is invited.

Celebrate 10 years of the Festival of Cultures with Pellissippi State Community College from 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7.

The Festival of Cultures honors East Tennessee’s and Pellissippi State’s diverse community and heritage. This year’s 10th annual celebration will include not only the popular “Taste of International Food” but performers as varied as bagpipers and belly dancers, traditional rangoli kolam (Indian folk art) and even an international fashion show.

The event is free and open to the community and will be held in the Goins Administration Building on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

Pellissippi State alumni Rashmi Gomatom, Neelima Mertya and Niloo Ranjan will return to the college to create rangoli kolam, a type of Indian folk art that has been a popular staple at the Festival over the past ten years.

Entertainers include: Bella Wang classical Chinese dancers, bagpiper Kelly Shipe, Debka and the Oasis Dancers, Carlos Gonzales, Ogya World Music Band and Dancers, Tollkretsen Skandinavian Dancers, Natana Manohari School of Performing Arts Indian classical dancers, John Hausmann on the sitar and Pellissippi State’s own bluegrass band, the Hardin Valley Thunder.

Booths will allow attendees to try Asian calligraphy, hair braiding and Spanish conversation. Additional exhibits will showcase the cultures of Brazil, Congo, Eastern Europe, Haiti, Kenya, Spain, Romania, Vietnam and more.

New this year, the Festival of Cultures will culminate in an international fashion show coordinated by Pellissippi State’s international students.

The Festival of Cultures is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual arts series that includes music and theatre performances, cultural celebrations, lectures and fine arts exhibits. The event is co-sponsored by Student Life and Access and Diversity at Pellissippi State, as well as Bellevue University.

For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

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